TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-2
Railroad, Steamboat, and Bridge Police

SECTION 12-2-6


   § 12-2-6  Detention of persons arrested without warrant – Jurisdiction of offenses – Penalty. – Any person arrested without a warrant under the provisions of §§ 12-2-3 – 12-2-5 may be detained until a complaint can be made against him or her, and he or she is taken upon a warrant issued upon the complaint; provided, that arrest and detention without a warrant shall not continue longer than the space of six (6) hours when the arrest is made between the hours of four o'clock (4:00) in the morning and eight o'clock (8:00) in the evening, and when made at any other hours the person arrested shall not be so detained after ten o'clock (10:00) in the morning of the following day. The district court for the division in which the person is detained shall have jurisdiction of the offenses specified in §§ 12-2-3 – 12-2-5, and any person found guilty of those offenses shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.00).

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 107, § 8; G.L., ch. 107, § 6; as enacted by P.L. 1902, ch. 972, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 128, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 134, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 615, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 12-2-6; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 13.)